We took advanced technology from our Aerospace Division and through a cooperative effort across all divisions created a product that improves the quality of life for many sufferers of arthritis and/or an injury.
Apex Product Features
Joint replacement surgery of the hand is an excellent option for treating arthritis. This surgery can provide pain relief, increase finger range of motion, and improve hand function.
In July of 2012, UAT implanted the worlds first fully ceramic permanent interphalangeal implant in to a patient. Five years later the implant remains intact, uncompromised with the patient having improved painfree mobility of the digit. UAT intends to proceed with a FDA 510(k) approval process in the first quarter of 2018 with the anticipation of the product being approved and in the market place by 2020.
Full Zirconia Ceramic design
Permanent and does not need to be replaced every 3-5 years like competitors.
Bone will grow on to surface making implant a more cohesive part of your body.
Highly polished condyle and articular surface makes using silicone obsolete
By departing from mainstream preconceptions we were able to approach design through the lens of what should be rather than what is next
This brief presentation highlights some of the core design features for our Apex™ Implant.